Tottenham ‘launch bid for Manchester United and Real Madrid target Boubakary Soumare’ as Lille starlet finds himself in transfer tug-of-war between Europe’s elite clubs
- Tottenham made an official bid for Boubakary Soumare, according to reports
- The Lille starlet attracted interest from Real Madrid and Manchester United
- However, Spurs have jumped the gun in the hope of signing the 20-year-old
- Soumare recently admitted that he wanted to leave Lille but not this season
- Jose Mourinho’s No 2 at Spurs, Joao Sacramento, worked with Soumare at Lille
Tottenham have made an offer for Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare, according to reports in France.
The 20-year-old has admirers across Europe, with Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Valencia all linked with a move.
According to The Sun via French newspaper L’Equipe, Spurs are ready to steal a march on their rivals having made a move for the Frenchman.
Tottenham have made an official bid for Lille starlet Boubakary Soumare, according to reports
Spurs may hold a slight advantage in tempting the youngster away from Lille considering Jose Mourinho’s assistant, Joao Sacramento, worked with him when he was a coach at the French club.
Soumare put clubs on red alert earlier this week when he admitted that he wanted to leave the Ligue 1 club.
While he revealed his desire was to leave Lille, he reiterated that it would not be this season.
Jose Mourinho’s No 2 at Spurs, Joao Sacramento (right), has worked with Soumare at Lille
Soumare is ready to leave Lille but insisted he does not want to depart in the January window
BOUBAKARY SOUMARE FACTFILE
Position: Defensive midfield
Appearances this season: 25
Goals this season: 0
Red cards this season: 1
‘Yes, of course ,’ he told L’Equipe when asked if he wants to go. ‘I have already discussed with the coach.
‘I told him very clearly. I have a very clear idea of where I want to go in my career. I want to do a full season here, yes.
‘I feel good, my team-mates are helping me. I know where I am today and that suits me.
‘It is not time to leave – I don’t want to leave with regrets.’
He has played 25 times in all competitions for Lille this season, including the Champions League. His side are fifth in Ligue 1.